Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 17 July 2019 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2019.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 241 of Meeus index or 1194 from Brown series.
Length of current 241 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 56 minutes. It is 31 minutes longer than next lunation 242 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
12 days after point of perigee on 5 July 2019 at 04:54 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 July 2019 at 00:01 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 400 845 km (249 074 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 480 km (251 954 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 16 July 2019 at 09:05 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 July 2019 at 17:02 in ♋ Cancer.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 15 July 2019 at 22:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.375°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.384° in the next northern standstill on 30 July 2019 at 08:10 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.